My education background includes a BA degree in Education and Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio, and an MS degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont. I've been in the mental health field for twenty years, working in a variety of settings supporting youth and their parents. This led me to my private practice in Berlin, Vermont which I started in 2000. My main emphasis has been with boys that are dealing with behavior and emotional challenges associated with past trauma, parent divorce and separation, adoption issues, peer/adult interactions, and learning difficulties.
My attention has been more on relationship and non-directive therapy or how to best connect with clients so that they can be more empowered in their lives. This means putting less emphasis on my agenda and others such as the school and parents, and providing more unconditional acceptance for the youth so they can connect with themselves and others from a position of self acceptance and inner harmony.
My interests are windsurfing, swimming, hiking, running, weight training, and winter activities. I live in Montpelier, Vermont with my wife and two young daughters.